Given the unprecedented rising cases of coronavirus in Milton Keynes, we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close the Ride High Equestrian Centre, to help prevent the spread and to protect lives in our community. All remaining events in our Christmas programme are now sadly cancelled.
More information here:https://www.ridehighequestriancentre.co.uk/view/coronavirus
Join us this Christmas break for lots of fun with our friendly ponies! We have starter sessions for children who are new to horse riding, like Pony Hour and Have a Go Pony Fun as well as lots of activities for children who can already ride. For the ultimate Christmas Gift, why not consider an Own a Pony Day – it makes a fabulous present for a horse-mad child and our personalised gift pack gives them something to open on Christmas morning!
Full schedule here.
21 & 24 December: age 3 years+ | 3 January: age 5 years+ | All sessions: 10 am - 11 am | £30 per child
A 30-minute beginner's riding lesson and the opportunity to learn more about pony care as children get to know their new equine friends.
Christmas Pony Fun
21 & 23 December | 4 years+ | 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm | £45 per child
These sessions have now been cancelled due to Covid restrictions regarding the planned craft activities.
22 December: Beginners (up to L3) | 23 December: Intermediate (L3 - L6) | 4 January: All levels
All sessions: 9 am - 12 pm | £50 per child
In these sessions children will enjoy an hour's riding lesson as well as time spent on the yard learning how to care for their equine friends.
Parents must leave children for this activity and will not able to stay on site.
Christmas Cracker Show Jumping
28 December | £30 per person
10 am – 11.30 am: L5/L6 | 11.30 am – 1 pm: L4 | 1 pm – 2.30 pm: L3
Join us for a fun show jumping session over our Christmas Cracker of a course! This is a fun session and riders will have the chance to practice before competing for rosettes over our fiendish festive fences!
29 & 30 December | L3 and above | 9 am – 3 pm | £120 per person
A great Christmas gift: Spend a day with your favourite pony and receive a personalised invitation with a lock of your chosen pony’s hair in a bauble to treasure. On the day, you will be responsible for your chosen pony, mucking them out, cleaning their tack and of course, grooming and riding them. You will also receive a framed photo of you and your pony to take away at the end of the day.
Strictly limited availability - Last year these special sessions sold out, so early booking is advised as numbers are limited. How to Book: Please call Reception directly to book this activity. You will be asked to choose 3 ponies when booking and we will allocate the most suitable of our available mounts. If it is not possible to book any of your choices, we will contact you directly. Your personalised gift pack will be produced and ready to collect within 5 days of booking confirmation and makes a brilliant Christmas present for a pony-mad child!
4 January | 5 years+ | 1 pm – 3 pm | £ per child | £40 per child
Children will join the Ride High ponies for a 30-minute beginner’s riding lesson, challenge themselves on our fun horse agility course and groom and make their pony look festive. This session is ideal for beginners.
Private Lesson Offer
Why not treat yourself to a private lesson this New Year's Eve? We're offering a £10 credit back for private lesson bookings between 10 am and 3 pm on Thursday 31st December - please pay in full when booking and we will credit £10 back to your account. This offer does not apply to assessment lessons.
(please refer to individual event descriptions for age ranges as these have been updated 16/12 and the 2 Christmas Pony Fun sessions have been cancelled as we cannot run the craft activities due to Covid 19 restrictions)
Due to COVID restrictions, numbers on site will be strictly limited, so please only bring those who have booked onto your session or you may be turned away. Numbers are limited to:
- Pony Hour - 1 adult may stay on site with each child during the session, no siblings or extra adults please.
- All other sessions: Adults must drop off children at Reception and collect at the end of the session.
- All children should wear a mask and gloves.
- Please wear sensible shoes as our stableyard has uneven and/or muddy surfaces and children should wear trousers for comfort when riding.
- All adults should wear masks whilst on site and gloves if leading a pony (e.g. Pony Hour).
- Please do wrap up warm!
How to book:
To book an activity please use our online booking system EC Pro.
Please note that in order to use the system you first need to register your details. Please click here for more information.
You can find Holiday Activities in EC Pro under: book a lesson>group lesson> then look up the date the activity is on to view and book it. For Own a Pony Days, please contact Reception directly by email or telephone.
If you need any assistance please contact Reception on 01908 666434 or email email@example.com.